clozapine


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clo·za·pine

(klō′zə-pēn′, -pĭn)
n.
An antipsychotic drug, C18H19ClN4, used as a sedative and in the treatment of schizophrenia.

[c(h)lo(ro)- + alteration of (dia)zepine, seven-member ring containing two nitrogens; see benzodiazepine.]

clozapine

(ˈkləʊzəˌpiːn)
n
(Medicine) a sedative used to treat schizophrenia
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Noun1.clozapine - an antipsychotic drug (trade name Clozaril) used as a sedative and for treatment-resistant schizophrenia; know to have few side effects
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clozapine

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Clozapine is superior to standard antipsychotic drugs in the treatment of patients with refractory schizophrenia.
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